Agents Carter Cast Adds Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters

Kurtwood Smith has joined the Agent Carter cast for Season 2

Kurtwood Smith (“Resurrection,” “That ‘70s Show,” RoboCop) will join the Marvel’s Agent Carter cast when the series returns to ABC with its second season in 2016.

Kurtwood Smith will play Vernon Masters, a veteran of the War Department with a keen understanding of how to work the system. Although the specific name doesn’t ring a bell as far as the Marvel comic book continuity goes, the last name Masters does have some ties to S.H.I.E.L.D. Tony Masters was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who, after gaining the ability to mimic any fighting style he witnesses, took on the identity of the Taskmaster. Could Kurtwood Smith’s Vernon Masters character be related? Only time will tell.

“We had the pleasure of working with Kurtwood on both ‘Resurrection’ and ‘Chaos,’ and were well aware of what a commanding presence he is,” said Executive Producers Tara Butters, Chris Dingess and Michele Fazekas. “So when we were developing the character of Vernon Masters, we wrote it with him in mind. We just never thought we could actually get him. Thankfully, we were wrong.”

“We’ve been fans of Kurtwood’s work for years, from his villainous turn in ‘RoboCop’ to his role as a father confronted with the return of his long-dead son in ‘Resurrection,’” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “That type of range makes him a perfect addition to our cast for Peggy’s second thrilling solo adventure.”

Marvel’s Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable secret agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home–and perhaps even a new love–she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.

The Marvel’s Agent Carter cast includes Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa.

It was also recently announced that supporting cast for season two will include Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Dr. Jason Wilkes, Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick, Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis and Lesley Boone as Rose.

Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb are executive producers. Marvel’s Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

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